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PVAMU’s Youth Lab Leads to Learning and Earning at Youth Conservation Corps

The United States Youth Conservation Corps, part of the National Park Service, is a summer employment program for youth ages 15 to 18 that engages them in meaningful work experiences at national parks, forests, wildlife refuges, and fish hatcheries while developing an ethic of environmental stewardship and civic responsibility. One role of the 4-H National [...]

Texas Senate Committee on Agriculture, Water and Rural Affairs Holds Public Hearing on Harvey

How do we study and identify ways to improve the capacity of and further maintain the structure of the Addicks and Barker Reservoirs? What is the current state of data-sharing standards for rainfall and stream gauges? Should we develop a statewide real-time flood warning system coordinated through mobile devices? Can the existing local and regional [...]

2017 Youth Leadership Lab Increases Awareness of STEM and Agriculture Careers

The Cooperative Extension 4-H & Youth Development Program hosted Youth Leadership Laboratory (YLL), a 4-day/3-night pre-college outreach summer program at Camp Cho-Yeh in Livingston, Texas, July 16-19. This year's theme was "See Yourself in Agriculture," and it focused on environmental education. The program began with Samuel Coleman, Acting Regional Administrator for EPA's South Central Region [...]

Paul Johnson and Team Receive 50K National Science Foundation I-FAST Grant

Dr. Paul Johnson, Research Specialist in the Cooperative Agricultural Research Center (CARC), and his team members Dr. Ojumu, Oluwagbemiga of the PVAMU College of Business, and Brett L Cornwell of Texas A&M University (Mentor) received funding for his proposal from the National Science Foundation I-FAST commercialization grant. This award is given to eight (8) team [...]

Money Management Classes Held for Harbor Light Center-Salvation Army Men’s Unit

Today's economic situation reflects a severe lack of financial preparedness, an inability to navigate everyday financial situations from purchasing a home to retirement. Increasingly, consumers need to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to navigate a complex economic marketplace and achieve lifetime financial security. As a result, there is an increased need to raise a [...]

Teen Leadership and Youth Voice on Display at National Training

Nathan Longoria, age 14, and Keyla Sauceda, age 16, attended the 4-H National Healthy Living training at the National 4-H Center in Washington D.C. from September 26-27, 2017. Both are Heroes 4-Health Ambassadors from Cameron County. They were accompanied by Guadalupe Castro, CEP extension agent for 4-H and Youth Development in Cameron County, and Dawn [...]

Fares and Water Team Share National Water and Energy Conservation Award

Prairie View A&M University is a member of a 20 land-grant university and two federal agency team awarded the National Water and Energy Conservation Award. Established by the Irrigation Association in 1982, this award will be presented to the Team during the Irrigation Association’s upcoming annual meeting in Orlando, Florida on November 6-10, 2017. Representing [...]

CARC Associate Director Attends Public Hearing to Study the Coastal Barrier System

On Tuesday, October 10, 2017, Associate Director for Research attended the Public Hearing of the Joint Texas House and Senate Interim Committee to Study the Coastal Barrier System. The group met at TAMU-Galveston and discussed the desirability and feasibility of constructing a coastal barrier system for the Greater Houston Area. Several presentations were given by [...]

CARC Seeks Solution to 1,000-Year Storm

Hurricane Harvey was a monstrous hurricane that shattered several rainfall records. From its roots in West Africa, to Mexico, through Texas and on into Tennessee, Harvey went through many different stages, growing from a tropical wave that finally formed into a tropical storm and on to a category 4 hurricane with winds raging at a [...]

Osuji Serves on USDA AFRI Foundational Program Review Panel

The USDA AFRI invited Dr Godson Osuji, Plant Systems Research Leader, to serve as panelist to review and evaluate research proposals received for funding in the competitive programs in the Physiology of Agriculturally Important Plants Priority Area. This is a recognition of the Cooperative Agricultural Research Center’s expertise in the area of plant sciences and [...]